TRAVEL DESTINATIONS ARE MORE POPULAR DUE TO LOCAL CURRENCY DROP

Nils Kraus -
The devaluation of the Turkish lira brought down the prices of packages to Istanbul, Rio de Janeiro can be much cheaper, and other traveling opportunities arise in Southeast Asia with local currency d...

SWISS TOURISM INDUSTRY FIGHTS A DECLINE IN DEMAND

Laura Maudlin -
The decline of the average revenue of Swiss tour operators continued throughout 2015. Last year, all agencies generated 3.19 million francs, i.e. 2% less year-over-year. In 2016, Swiss tourists are tr...

U.S. MEDICAL TOURISM - STEADY GROWTH

Pat Hyland -
Since ancient times people have turned to travel to faraway lands in the pursuit of health and wellness, as well as recreation and spiritually enlightened. The ancients travelled to Greece, North Afri ...

SPANISH TOURISM BENEFITS FROM TURKISH TENSIONS

Gregory Dolgos -
Spanish tourism authorities are pleased by the current developments in the industry. The positive numbers are mainly associated with the refugee flows through Greece as well as Turkey’s dubious polici...

NEW PACKAGE TRAVEL DIRECTIVE WORRIES EUROPEAN TOUR OPERATORS

Chris Grad -
On the 25th of November in 2015 the new Package Travel Directive was adopted. It entered into force on 31 December 2015 and the EU Member States have to transpose it by 1 January 2018. The directive w...